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Oscar/Giant Danios

Discussion in 'New World Cichlids' started by Bobby2415, May 24, 2019.

  1. Bobby2415

    Bobby2415 New Member

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    i have a tank right now with 9 giant danios (approximately 1.5”). If I were to get single juvenile Oscar, would they do ok possibly?
     
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    No.

    They might be ok while the Oscar is small, but when it reaches 6 inches in length, it will eat them. And eventually the Oscar will reach a foot in length so you need a big tank with big tank mates for an Oscar.
     
  3. Bobby2415

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    Don’t Giant Danios get up to 4” though? That’s still too small?
     
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    we use to feed Oscars whole whitebait. The whitebait are about 3-4 inches long and the Oscars will eat whole whitebait when they are 6 inches long.
     
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    Oh wow. Ok thank you!
     
  6. PheonixKingZ

    PheonixKingZ Fishaholic

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    Yes,I agree with @Colin_T , don’t put them in the same tank! I have seen Oscars eat anything from Hamburger meat, to live goldfish!
     
  7. Metalhead88

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    It can work if the danios were fully grown already, but even then a large oscar can swallow them in one bite if he wants to.

    Oscars grow very quickly, so even a baby will soon outgrow your danios and chow down.

    What size tank do you have set up?
     

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